Hannah’s Prayer – 6 Powerful Lessons for Today

In the Bible Hannah’s prayer is found at the beginning of 1 Samuel. In fact, there are two prayers recorded and they are set apart by a couple of years. The first is with tears and a desperate vow, but the second prayer is regarded as a song of praise and worship. Hannah had received the answer to her prayer and moved from despair in her situation to delight in God. What lessons can we learn from her prayer for our lives today?

Continue reading “Hannah’s Prayer – 6 Powerful Lessons for Today”
Bible Study

7 Characteristics of Barnabas in the Bible

In the early church, there was a man who was commended by the Apostles for having the gift of encouragement. That man was Barnabas and he stood out, not so much by the words that he spoke, but by his actions. The characteristics of Barnabas reveal the spiritual gift of encouragement in its many different forms. A gift that we all need to give and receive!

Continue reading “7 Characteristics of Barnabas in the Bible”
Bible Study

Who is Barnabas in the Bible?

At the beginning of the life of the early church we read of one man who stands out because of his generosity towards the poor. This was a man from Cyprus, a Levite, called Joseph. He was recognized by the Apostles as a man with the gift of encouragement. But who is Barnabas in the Bible, wasn’t he known as an encourager?

Continue reading “Who is Barnabas in the Bible?”
Bible Study

What Is Spiritual Transformation In The Bible?

We are constantly being challenged to change. In our society, we are bombarded with self-help resources all showing us how to be different, better, and more than we are now. But as Christians we believe we are fully known, loved, and accepted by God in Christ Jesus. So what is spiritual transformation then, do we really need to change?

Continue reading “What Is Spiritual Transformation In The Bible?”
Bible Study

Being Transformed The Story of Saul to Paul

Spiritual transformation is sudden and dramatic when we first encounter Jesus. But there is also a slow process of transformation as we come to know and love the Lord more and more. The story of Saul to Paul reveals someone who was dramatically changed in an instant but who was also continually being transformed throughout his life.

Continue reading “Being Transformed The Story of Saul to Paul”